One Month Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Are Due On October 21, 2017

One Month Reminder: Nominations for the 2018 Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due from Northern California Bluegrass Society Members on October 21, 2017.

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NCBS Welcomes Revival Of The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival October 11-15, 2017

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the revival of the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival October 11-15, 2017.

Events will be held at various venues all around San Francisco.

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NCBS Board Of Directors Re-Elects Officers For 2017-2018

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors has chosen officers for 2016-2017. The incumbents were all re-elected:

President — Michael Hall (Redwood City)

Vice-President — Mike Russell (San Mateo)

Secretary — Bruce Bellochio (Brookdale)

Treasurer — Bruce Edmundson (Sunnyvale)

AJ Lee & Blue Summit To Play Thursday At The Summit House Between Los Gatos & Santa Cruz

AJ Lee & Blue Summit at The Summit House

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz is held every Thursday evening 6:00-8:30pm.

AJ Lee & Blue Summit will perform on September 21. Good food & drink will be available during the FREE show and the view of the Santa Cruz Mountains is endless.

The show is presented by the The Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass SocietyRobert Cornelius organizes the series.

On September 28, The Stoney Mountain Ramblers will appear to close out the month.

San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival To Present An Open Jam On Saturday October 14

The Beauty Operators

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival is back after a four-year hiatus! Events will happen all over San Francisco on Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017.

A FREE outdoor Bluegrass Jam Session open to all will be held Noon-2:00pm at the corner of Market and Castro Streets, hosted by The Beauty Operators. Calling all Bay Area pickers to come and join in!

The original SFBOT festival (with a 14-year run starting in 2000) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations, including the NCBS.

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Awards Tuition Assistance To Two Fall Camp Students

A bluegrass jam session at the Walker Creek Music Camp.

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund has awarded tuition assistance to help two young Northern California musicians attend the September 28-October 1 , 2017 camp near Petaluma.

The scholarships will assist a 12-year-old girl fiddler and a 20-year-old female banjo player attend the camp.

Thanks to the generous donors and to the NCBS scholarship committee. The fund will soon begin collecting donations to help deserving students who want to attend the Spring camp, set for April.

Thanks for your support of music education in our area!

The Handsome Ladies Present A Women’s Music Showcase At The SFBOT Festival On October 13

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival will return on Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017. The SFBOT shows will be held in various venues all around the City.

On Friday, October 13, The Handsome Ladies will present a showcase of women songwriters and/or songs made famous by women, performed by a variety of singers and musicians backed by The Picks (the Handsome Ladies pick-up band).

The Handsome Ladies promote female participation in bluegrass music. This is a coed event and all genders are welcome.

The show will be held 7:00-10:00pm at the SOMA Streat Food Park, 428 11th Street, San Francisco.

The original SFBOT festival (held 2000-2013) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations, including the NCBS.

San Francisco's SOMA Streat Food Park

Five Week Reminder: 2018 Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Due By October 21, 2017

Five Week Reminder: Nominations for the 2018 Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due from NCBS Members by October 21, 2017.

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